Yellowtail Surgeonfish (Prionurus punctatus)

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Prionurus punctatus

265 Litres (70 US G.)

53.3-58.4cm (21-23 ")

pH

8.1 - 8.4

18.3-25.6°C (65 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Herbivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

15-20 years

Family

Acanthuridae



Additional names

Yellowtail Surgeon


Origin[edit | edit source]

From central California to El Salvador


Sexing[edit | edit source]

No sexual dimorphism; inspect the underside


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Peaceful


Diet[edit | edit source]

herbivorous eats from benthic microalgae to benthic macroalgae


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Daily


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

A reef tank is ideal; found from subtropical to tropical waters


Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Peaceful


Identification[edit | edit source]

Covered in small black spots with three big spots on the caudal peduncle; similar to the Razor Surgeonfish, which is not as spotted